Hashi is Japanese for ‘bridge’. This design was inspired by the shape of a beautiful red bridge at a temple in Osaka. It features one large pocket accessed by a top zipper, and a zipped pocket on the side. Designed with a base panel, so the pouch will stand up.
A collection of popular Japanese design motifs adorn this fabric, including 'ume' and ‘sakura’ blossom, ‘fuji’, 'botan', ‘kikyo’ and ‘tsubaki’ flowers, and the Guruma wheel. Botan, the peony is called 'king of flowers' in Japan.
Fuji, wisteria, signifies love, support, sensitivity and tenderness.
Kikyo, the five petalled flower, is an important symbol in Taoism. Tsubaki, the camellia flower, was historically part of the Japanese wedding tea ceremony, symbolising life and promise.
Ume, the Plum Blossom is a very popular symbol on fabrics. It is a favourite within the range of Japanese designs: it’s beauty and fragrance has been reflected in many poems. It is the first of the year to bloom, and therefore represents endurance.
The pattern is printed on a rinzu silk, a damask silk woven with a pattern of nami, waves, to give extra texture to the kimono fabric. The design is further enhanced by gold printed areas.
This vintage kimono was sourced from the Osaka area of Japan. It is approximately 20-30 years old.
Handmade by self help groups in Cambodia.
Dimensions: Width 19cm, Height 14cm, Depth at base 6 cm, at top 1cm